Critic Review - Guardian

Judd Apatow's comedies are always watchable and sometimes hilarious, but with the latest to emerge under his aegis, I have to admit it is getting harder to defend them against the charge of misogyny.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian | Comments (2)
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Hamboner

Brian Lorenzen

I think the point was that the nice guy makes his own life miserable, and in the end he vainly depends on the beautiful girl to buoy him.

Jan 25 - 01:39 PM

corebare

Corey Bayless

Bradshaw - "Deeply upset, Peter goes on holiday to Hawaii, only to find that Sarah and Aldous are staying at the same resort, delirious with nonstop sex."

Did you watch the movie? Because this synopsis is that anything near the basis of the movie. In fact, there is only ONE real sex scene between "Sarah Marshall" and "Aldous Snow," and Jason Segel's character isn't even there at the time.

Is it really "misogyny" for two guys, Apatow and Segel to write and create a movie that IS funny.
Of the few "critics" who didn't like the movie, a couple of you seem annoyed that Segel's character wallows in self-loathing after getting his heart broken. Excuse me, but it's that just human nature?
There a loads of pointless, thoughtless, inane "comedies" out there that deserve your ridicule.....but not this movie. It's funny. Watch it again, in a better mood.
Oh, and, just because you own a Thesaurus, doesn't mean it has to be used constantly.


Jun 7 - 10:12 PM

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